"That's what hurling is all about. It was a man's game out there, toe to toe, and that's what it was today."
The International Rules Series between Ireland and Australia won't take place this year.
Two goals in the space of a couple of minutes at the end of the third quarter proved decisive as Armagh confirmed their superiority over Roscommon to claim the Irish Daily Star National League Division 3 title.
Mayo are through to the semi-final stages of the Nicky Rackard Cup following their 0-22 to 1-11 round 2A victory over Armagh in James Stephens Park, Ballina today.
Here are our previews for this weekend's hurling clashes across the country and abroad.
Ciara Donnelly has just completed a 5k run for a local fundraiser and after a tough training session the night before, is feeling it a little in the legs.
The GAA has confirmed its panels of referees for the 2016 Championship in Hurling and Gaelic Football.
Tony Kernan insists Armagh intend to beat Cavan when they meet in their Ulster SFC opener at Breffni Park on May 29th.
Cavan manager Terry Hyland reckoned yesterday's Allianz FL Division 2 final against Tyrone resembled a tennis match at times.
A great day to be Irish ... and particularly a Dub!
"They are the athletes people came to watch today, and for them to be treated that way I don't think was appropriate."
A GAA club in Armagh has ensured one of its players who died in a road accident will never be forgotten by inscribing his initials and playing number on their jersey.
The draws for the second round of the Christy Ring and Nicky Rackard Cups were made this evening.
Armagh got their bid to go one step further than last year off to a winning start but they will look to improve on their showing against Donegal.
All roads led to Croke Park this weekend as the first two of the NFL finals took place.
There are four great games in store this weekend at Croke Park and they are very unique to most of the other games that take place in headquarters throughout the year.
Saturday sees 10 hurling championship games taking place around the country as the Christy Ring, Nicky Rackard and Lory Meagher Cup competitions get underway.
Armagh defender Mark Shields is looking forward to tomorrow's SF challenge against Donegal in his home club of St. Killian's, Whitecross.
Armagh manager Kieran McGeeney will be an interested spectator in Croke Park on Sunday when Tyrone and Cavan lock horns in the Allianz FL Division 2 final.
Sligo manager Niall Carew has branded Joe Brolly's column on Kieran McGeeney as 'hideous'.
The GAA has launched details of a new national hurling competition that will celebrate mass participation and champion several exciting new initiatives in the game.
Kevin McKernan expects to be ready for Down's June 5th Ulster SFC clash with holders Monaghan.